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Etching Resist


#1

Other that Asphaltum varnish and sharpie markers, what other
materials can be used to create a resist when Etching with
nitric acid or feric chloride? I have used plastic contact
paper, but I am looking for a liquid like resist similar to
asphaltum.

I have only been able to find asphaltum available from Rio
Grand, and was wondering if anyone knows of other sources,
Preferable near Cleveland, Ohio.

isaac


#2

Uh, not to sound like a hick, but I’ve used rubber cement, and
had fair results (liquid latex). You give it a shot.

Tim Goodwin
@tmn8tr


#3

If there are any jewelry supply wholesalers in Cleveland, the
one allied with Dixon has it in the catalog still. You might
also try printmakers, perhaps at the nearest university. It is
used there as a resist. Some art supply stores also carry it for
printmakers. Sometimes it can be found as a dry product, which
can be disolved in mineral spirits, naptha, etc. If absolute
worst comes to worst, there are liquid roofing and paving
products which are largely or entirely asphaltum. The asphaltum
can be disolved out, and the liquid allowed to evaporate, leaving
asphaltum. That would be a hard way to go though! I was
recently looking for asphaltum, for the very first time, a few
weeks ago. This is a compilation of the advice I received from
various sources, most of whom should know what they are talking
about!

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#4

Hi Isaac,
Asphaltum is availible at:
C.R. Hill Co.
2734 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Berkley, Mich. 48072-3078
Ph.#(248)543-1555
Fax:(248)543-9104

Also I think at:
Armstrong Tool & Supply
31747 W. Eight Mile
Livonia, Mich. 48152
(800)446-9694
(248)474-1600
Jim alpine@hay.net


#5

I have only been able to find asphaltum available from Rio
Grand, and was wondering if anyone knows of other sources,
Preferable near Cleveland, Ohio.

You can get asphaltum from Colemans Borel (6th floor in the
Caxton Building) 812 Huron Road (Just north of Jacob’s Field -
same building that Pete & Dewie’s Planet is in . . ) Suite 600,
Cleveland, Oh 44115 (tel 216-771-2342 or 1-800-362-0558) a pint
is $10.00 (plus tax)

Have fun!


#6

You can get asphaltum from Colemans Borel (6th floor in the
Caxton Building)

Thank you!! everyone for your the Quick response. I looked all
over the internet yesterday and found a product called Z*ACRYL
HARDGROUND EMULTION. It was invented by a printmaker, and
sounds like a wonderful alternative to asphaltum. They have some
other speshalty products for printmaking that might interest
someone who enjoyes acid etching.

                              The web Address is:  

http://www.10mb.com/zacryl/index.html

Isaac


#7

Wax is the traditional resist. Bee’s wax works well but adding a
small amount of parifin helps to make the wax more workable. Just
boil off when finished! Good Luck,

Greg Alexander
Jewelry "spoken here"
E-Mail greg@jewelryspokenhere.com


#8

Hi,

Get a dental lab catalog and buy some Steeles Stop-Flow. It is
a carbon paste that we use to stop solder from flowing where we
don’t want it to go.

Skip

                                  Skip Meister
                                NRA Endowment and
                                   Instructor
                                @Skip_Meister
                                07/05/9720:13:34